Wednesday, July 30, 2008

You Couldn't Make This Up

Linda gave me permission to share part of her latest email; read and enjoy:

So, yesterday I stopped at McDonald's in Adel and there was this couple in there. Picture it. I am not making this up. She was about 4-1/2 feet tall, 80 pounds at best. Probably closer to 70. She had her hair in that same hairdo the tattooed lady had the other day... as if she had slept in little curlers and hadn't brushed the curls out yet. She had her four front teeth, but I think that is all. There were definitely gaps on the sides. He was wearing size 34 jeans around his butt, but if he had bought them to fit his waist, he would have had to buy size 48, at least. You know the look. His shirt said "Save water, drink beer." Well, she was in the middle of a rant when I walked in, and it was so loud and disagreeably spoken that I kind of checked her out to make sure she wasn't packing, 'cause if she was, I was ready to vamoose. She had asked the counter girl if "the steak on the biscuits was tough" and the girl had apparently replied that "you'll just have to eat it to find out" and that didn't set will with our princess; she thought that was an entirely too sarcastic and unnecessary remark when it "is obvious that I don't have my chewin' teeth." She went on and on and on about taking her business elsewhere, there were other fine eating establishments in Adel she could start frequenting, and just when I thought she was cooling down, she looked right at me and said "Can you believe the rednecks they hire in places like this?"

Friday, July 25, 2008

Red Letter Day

E.W. closed his first real estate sale and Worth became an officially licensed physician in the state of Alabama! Woo hoo and congratulations to our guys!

Saturday, July 19, 2008


That was the most common reaction as Ashley opened gifts at the baby shower! She is blessed with a loyal circle of friends and I am so appreciative of the love they shared with her as they hosted today's party. It was a special treat to spend time with the wonderful women in her family, too. Ellie doesn't know it yet, but there are a lot of people who love her. In the circle of life category, it was a pleasure for me to return to the place where my bridesmaid's luncheon was held, the Swan Coach House.

Lots of love for Ellie.

Ashley, looking fabulous.

My mom is hotter than your mom.

the table

Amos sent the "I love my uncle" bib!

Ooh, she's opening my gift! A hanger with bling...

...dress from Bailey Boys...

...and monogrammed bloomers!

Ellie just might be making her first appearance on
Ashwood Cove in this precious Feltman Brothers dress.


Lots of ladies already loving Ellie.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ready for her close-up...

I know we are biased but you have to admit this is a very sweet face. Ellie, we are looking forward to stealing some sugar!

Friday, July 11, 2008

New Doctor in the 'Hood

After much wailing, gnashing of teeth, and required but needless revisions, it's official! Congratulations to Chanon Collins, Ed.D.; we are delighted for you!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Changes in Attitude, Changes in Altitude!

After two years with AirTran, Kate turned in her wings and is working on her M.Ed. in Math Education at UGA. She continues coaching at Georgia Elite Gymnastics and in August, she'll add another responsiblity: grad assistant with the Gymdawg program. Godspeed, Kate, as you follow your heart. We could not be prouder of you!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Sunderman Wedding Weekend - Sunday

As evidenced by the photos of the past few days, much of our family has been in Virginia to celebrate the marriage of Sarah and Tim. Sue and George hosted a beautiful wedding and we enjoyed getting to know Tim's family and friends. Thanks for a great time, y'all. Although we are from different parts of the country and a variety of accents were heard, we managed to communicate quite nicely, thank you very much. We have learned, though, that the Bowers need to add some more players to our team and train for the marathon rather than the sprint if we hope to compete with the Sundermans!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bonus Footage

For your viewing pleasure, below is a clip of some Father of the Bride dance action...if you look closely you see brother of the bride competing.

Sunderman Wedding Weekend - Saturday

my pretty sister and her daughter

Sarah was a gorgeous bride;
loved her dress.

two peas in a pod

the lineup

listening carefully


Why so serious?

Mr. and Mrs. Sunderman

Tim gettin' a little fresh.


Father/Daughter grins.

oldest and youngest


...and a brother.

Three Cousins

The Bowers boys have no idea it's a marathon
and not a sprint.

Sweet Gramps

a dad and his boys

first dance

Kate's turn!

Father of the bride... out of control...

...with moves never seen before...

...gettin' it...

...who needs a partner?

The bride shows 'em how it's done.

Three giggling sisters.

Sa and Gramps take a spin
Leona and Willis hit the floor.

Dancing AND singing. Impressive.

Sister and brother; sweet.

Sister Sue tells Kate and Sarah about it.

Dance Machines

Don't listen to him, Sarah!

Sweet cousins.

Joe nears the end of his sprint...

...joined by his brother, Cynthia,
and an unknown dance stylist in the background.

No idea about these guys from the groom's side, but
George, Jr. danced with them for quite some time.
If you weren't there I'm sorry you missed the spectacle.

Now Georgie moves on the the ladies.

Of course he caught the garter.

The end of the sprint is very near.

The Cousin Dance

Really? What is this?

The apple in the previous photo
did not fall far from this tree.

best dance photo of the night

and we're done
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